Ovoid jar (Storage jar)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E
Rim Diameter: 9.2 cm; Height: approx. 31.4 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Marl clay)
Not On View
Ovoid jar with rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds, complete. Some portions of the body have been filled in where sherds are missing. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the body has been carefully smoothed and finished with vertical strokes. The jar was not slipped. // 12-10-41, 14.1744, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.
From Giza, G4733E. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition